Eggs okay? (newbie questions)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by havi, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I recieved fertile eggs in the mail and put them under my broody yesterday afternoon. This is my first time hatching eggs so Im curious about a couple of things.

    Normally..how many eggs can a large breed hen lay on and hatch? Such as a buff orpington. What does it mean when they kick a egg out of the nest?

    Sorry about the bad photos, but in the first picture there is a ring around one of the ends. I have a couple of eggs like this. What is it?

    The second photo is what most of the eggs look like. With little spots all over them. What is it?

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  2. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Is this bad?
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It's hard to say with the first one, but the second looks like a porous shell. They can be hatched, but are more susceptable to bacteria infection.
     
  4. jaybme

    jaybme Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think the first pic might be the air cell- if it rolls around when you turn the egg it still may hatch, two of mine did.

    The second is a porous shell- low calcium in the hen for that egg. They are more susceptible to bacteria, but again, still may hatch.

    I do not know anything about orpingtons- sorry!
     
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  5. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    This is the part of the egg Im talking about. There is..3 eggs with this same ring(?) at one of the ends. I didnt know if this was good or not. I'll try to take some better pictures tomorrow.

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  6. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It should be the air sac, I wouldn't stress it.

    I have had many eggs with the dots, they hatched fine.

    Don't stress it at the moment!
     

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